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View Poll Results: Which do you like?
Brookfield Properties 25 65.79%
Extell Development Company 2 5.26%
Tishman Speyer Properties and Morgan Stanley 0 0%
Related Companies 7 18.42%
Durst Organization and Vornado Realty Trust 4 10.53%
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Old November 26th, 2007, 05:58 AM   #81
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Quite frankly, I really like all of the plans, even the SOM one because it's mostly office space and would be like having another WTC.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #82
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All of this over the rail yards? Interesting.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #83
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Brookfield all the way! Have any of you taken a walk over to grand central to check out the models?
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Old November 28th, 2007, 05:30 AM   #84
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brookfield, easy
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Old November 28th, 2007, 10:26 AM   #85
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Nice project...
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Old November 30th, 2007, 01:11 AM   #86
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Fantastic towers !
When will be erected the 90 floors tower of the Extell and the 80 floors residential tower of the Vornado ?
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Old November 30th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #87
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Brookfield for sure!
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Old December 1st, 2007, 06:48 AM   #88
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City Urged to Rethink Rail Access to West Side

By WILLIAM NEUMAN
Published: December 1, 2007
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The city should rethink its development plans for the Hudson Yards area west of Midtown, Senator Charles E. Schumer said in a sharply worded letter to the city yesterday. He said that hundreds of millions of dollars budgeted for that work should be put instead into an extension of the No. 7 subway line, including a new station at 10th Avenue.

Mr. Schumer asked the city to postpone plans for a costly tree-lined pedestrian boulevard west of 10th Avenue and to direct money toward the station project, which was canceled because of escalating costs.

But a city spokesman, John Gallagher, said that the city had already committed the money for the land acquisition for the first phase of the boulevard, from 33rd Street to 36th Street, and could not redirect it for a different use. He said about $560 million would be spent on land for the first phase of the boulevard and portions of the subway line, including a new station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue.

“Hudson Yards’ success as one of the world’s next great commercial districts rests, in part, on the creation of a great public environment,” Mr. Gallagher said in a statement. He said the boulevard was a key part of that space.

But in an interview, Senator Schumer said the city still had time to change course. “It seems so obvious that a second rail station is more important than a boulevard for economic development,” Mr. Schumer said. “It’s not that the boulevard is a bad thing. It’s just if you’re faced with a choice, when there’s limited funds, you first do the infrastructure.”

Mr. Schumer spoke after sending a letter to Deputy Mayor Daniel L. Doctoroff, who has led the push for development of the Hudson Yards area. “It is imperative that a second station be built now,” the senator wrote, warning that the city should be wary of getting the project only “half-right.”

Mr. Schumer’s comments came at a critical time for a series of major projects aimed at spurring development on the far west edge of Midtown.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to begin work soon to extend the No. 7 line from Times Square to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. A new station at 41st Street and 10th Avenue had been part of an earlier proposal but was dropped because of financing concerns.

At the same time, the authority is evaluating bids from developers for the right to build a huge commercial and residential complex over its West Side railyards.

The city has rezoned the area and has been working closely with the authority, pledging to pay up to $2.1 billion for the subway work. As part of its overall plan for the area, the city also intends to build parks and the new boulevard, which would run between 10th and 11th Avenues, from 33rd Street to 42nd Street. Last month, the authority agreed to pay a consortium of construction firms $1.14 billion for the first phase of work on the subway project, which involves boring the tunnels and digging out space for the station at 34th Street. The contract includes a $450 million option to create a cavern for a 10th Avenue station, but so far the city has said it will not pay for the additional work.

Many transit advocates have criticized the arrangement, saying that a 10th Avenue station would be used by many residents and workers in the area.

“The second station is far more important than the boulevard, and people are scratching their heads and wondering why the city isn’t doing it,” Mr. Schumer said in the interview.

Jeremy Soffin, a spokesman for the transportation authority, declined to comment on Mr. Schumer’s letter.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 01:35 PM   #89
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Brookfield of course! They are by far the most beautiful and outstanding plan for the Yards!
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Old December 1st, 2007, 05:21 PM   #90
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What's wrong here?

When you see it you'll sh*t bricks!
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 07:02 AM   #91
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^ that looks friggin awesome. any of these plans would do it for me
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 06:21 PM   #92
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It will be another Rockefeller center of the 21 century with bigger park and nicer river views complete with restaurants, shopping, outdoor activities as well as high line park (based on the old rail road trucks) which goes as far as newly build Madison Hotel. Wonderful modern architecture will go around it on 3 sides build on top of the rail road depot. Subway (#7) will provide easy transportation. New Madison Square Garden nearby. And finally new Grand Penn station complete with even more shopping and restaurants. All in all it should become a huge (7 Av - 12 Av West side long and few streets wide) and wonderful place for outside recreation and also something very casual like coffee drinking.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 10:27 AM   #93
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Oh noes, NIMBY attack.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 06:07 AM   #94
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nice
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 09:42 PM   #95
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wow that looks awesome!
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Old January 24th, 2008, 07:02 AM   #96
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What's wrong here?

When you see it you'll sh*t bricks!
No idea. What's wrong?
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Old January 26th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #97
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wow...this is amazing...I can really feel it.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #98
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Brookfield's proposal owns.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 07:53 PM   #99
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What's wrong here?

When you see it you'll sh*t bricks!
Shit! I just shat bricks.

Folks, look at the ESB! Chicagoans must be involved.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #100
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very impressive development project
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